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front emblem removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by deadbolt, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:45 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt [OP] do w3rk!

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    I am about to paint my front emblem black but was wondering how to remove it? Is it held on by glue or is it a clip on? Thanks
     
  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    u can simply reach in from behind the grille surround and push in the top 2 clips and it'll pop out
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:47 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    It's a clip on. If you look behind the grille, you'll see the clips. Be careful though, they are plastic after all.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    its held on by emblem tape. run some fishing line in behind it and slide it on thru........it will come on off. one tip.......do it on a hot sunny day after the truck has been sitting, they will come off real easy, then clean the area,if there is emblem glue/tape left with goo gone, then wash the area real good.

    edit......holy shit i dont read!!!!! my fault for glancing....carry on.:eek:
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt [OP] do w3rk!

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    Thanks guys! super quick replies from both.. add rep for both
     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    crazy redneck....questions are for professionals....lol
     
  7. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    i edited my response!!! i need a damn beer!!!:D
     
  8. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    What is a good way to put the badges back on. 3M tape? or is there a better method?
     
  9. Sep 23, 2008 at 11:56 PM
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    TacoNut

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    the 3M double sided stuff will work just fine. If you want you can cut the tape out the the shape of the letters and then stick them on.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    yep...this is how i did mine when i painted them black.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    To update this thread, Here are some pictures of my blacked out emblem that I did today. Also I debadged the 'V6 SR5' on the tailgate

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  12. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    Looks good - welcome to the club! :)
     
  13. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    wat?
    i'll have to post a pic of my blacked out emblem on the 09...the grey inner grill color make it really stand out
     
  14. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    Thanks. It makes the truck look that much better!
     
  15. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    Yahh post away!
     
  16. Sep 24, 2008 at 9:56 PM
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    Did mine a couple of weeks ago...

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    idk what i wanna do with the chrome grill surround... I'd love some sort of black chrome.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    What kind of paint? Did you primer or scuff before painting? I'm doing this this weekend.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    TacoNut

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    I just used the Krylon paint. Didn't even have to scuff it. Just make sure you give it three or four good coats, and a clear coat probably wouldn't hurt (I didn't but it would protect it better)
    I was looking to do it in flat black but all the had was the gloss. I must say the gloss is growing on me though.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:17 AM
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    a good way to do it is to wash the emblem with some dawn dish soap to remove any kind of wax or residue and dry it good, then use some adhesion promoter......it really helps paint bond to plastic, the use whatever paint you want. krylon fusion or duplicolor will work really well.........and if you use the adhesion promoter and some krylon fusion.....you shouldnt ever have any problems with paint chipping or peeling at all, just be sure to do a few real good but light coats of each until the emblem is covered and smooth.:)
     
  20. Sep 25, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    Anyone have pics of they're whole grill blacked out? Preferably on a white truck. Damn I hate all that chrome.
     
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